The Wiz

June 19 – 25

First Muny Production in 36 years!

Based on L. Frank Baum’s nostalgic classic, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz is considered a feel-good favorite sparkling with heart-pounding soul, unforgettable gospel and infectious rock rhythms. Grammy Award-winner for Best Cast Show Album, and ranked as one of the highest watched live television musicals, this reimagined familiar favorite will have you ready to “Ease on Down the Road” to meet The Wiz for yourself!

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TICKET INFO


 Ticket Prices Season* Single Season Savings
 Center Boxes (C-6) $707 $100 N/A
 Side Boxes (7-10) $616 $100 12%
 Terrace A (A-M) $469 $77 13%
 Terrace A (N-Y) $343 $60 18%
 Terrace B (A-M) $238 $46 26%
 Terrace B (N-Y) $112 $31 48%
 Terrace C $77 $15 26%
* Season Ticket prices include $7 service fee.

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Cast


Shuler Hensley (Julian Marsh)

Broadway: No Man’s Land/Waiting For Godot, Young Frankenstein,Tarzan, Oklahoma! (and West End- Tony, Drama Desk, OCC, Olivier Awards), Les Misérables. Off-Broadway: Grinch…, The Most Happy Fella, and Fiorello! (Encores!), The Whale (Lucille Lortel/Obie Awards; OCC, Drama League, and Drama Desk nominations; Stage Performance of the Year by NY Magazine), Silence! The Musical, Sweet And Sad (Drama Desk for Outstanding Ensemble). Regional/International: The Prince of Broadway, The Guardsman, Ghost Brothers Of Darkland County, The Phantom ofthe Opera, Wozzeck, Regina. Symphony Appearances: NY Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony Orchestra. TV: Shades of Blue, Banshee, The Americans, Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Intent. Film: Murder of a President, The Legend of Zorro, VanHelsing.

Emily Skinner (Dorothy Brock)

Muny: Billy Elliot, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Broadway: Side Show (Tony nomination, Drama League Award), Jekyll & Hyde, The Full Monty, James Joyce’s The Dead, Dinner at Eight (Outer Critics Circle Nomination), Billy Elliot (BroadwayWorld Award). Off-Broadway: Jerry Springer The Opera (Carnegie Hall); Fiorello!, No Strings, Pardon My English, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (City Center Encores!); leading roles at Manhattan Theater Club, WPA Theater, Playwrights Horizons, Roundabout Theatre Company, York Theatre, Paramount Theatre at Madison Square Gardens. Regional: multiple roles at The Kennedy Center, Signature Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Ford’s Theatre, Long Wharf, The Old Globe, Goodspeed, Bucks County Playhouse, Virginia Rep, and many others. She has sung with symphonies around the globe and her numerous CD recordings may be found at Amazon.com. www.emily-skinner.com

Jay Armstrong Johnson (Billy Lawlor)

Muny: Hello, Dolly! and Pirates! Gilbert and Sullivan Plunder’d. Broadway: On The Town (Astaire Award nom.), Hands on a Hardbody, Catch Me If You Can, HAIR. TV/Film: Quantico (Dr. Will Olson; recurring), Sex & the City 2, Law & Order: SVU. Off-Broadway: Wild Animals You Should Know (MCC), Working (Drama Desk Award; Prospect Theater Co.). Other NY Theater: The Most Happy Fella (Encores!), Sweeney Todd (New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall). First national tour: A Chorus Line. Regional: The Last Goodbye (The Old Globe), On The Town (Barrington Stage Co.), Hands On A Hardbody (La Jolla Playhouse), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage Co), Hairspray (Weston Playhouse). Concert: 35mm: A Musical Exhibition (on iTunes).

Jonalyn Saxer (Peggy Sawyer)

Jonalyn is thrilled to be making her Muny debut in her all-time favorite show! Broadway: Honeymoon In Vegas, Bullets Over Broadway. Pre-Broadway/Regional: Gotta Dance (Bank Of America Theater, Chicago), Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center), Pittsburgh CLO, Maine State Music Theater, Syracuse Stage, Merry-Go-Round Playhouse. Proud Syracuse University Graduate.

Creative Team


DENIS JONES (Director)

returns to The Muny, having served as director/choreographer for A Chorus Line (2017), 42nd Street (St. Louis Theater Circle Award, 2016), Grease (2014), Spamalot (2013), Chicago (2012) and as choreographer for Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (2015) and Pirates! (2012). Broadway: Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn (Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, Chita nominations) and Honeymoon in Vegas. Other recent credits: Moonshine: That Hee Haw Musical (Dallas Theater Center), Paint Your Wagon (New York City Center Encores!), The Tempest (NY Shakespeare Festival), A Funny Thing Happened… (Two River/Williamstown Theatre Festival), The Sound of Music (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story (NY Signature, Lortel nomination, Callaway finalist), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Goodspeed), Rothschild & Sons (The York), Mary Poppins (Paper Mill) and Crazy for You (DC Signature).

CAMILLE A. BROWN (Choreographer)

Broadway: Pal Joey (2018 revival), Once On This Island (2017 revival), A Streetcar Named Desire. Off-Broadway: Fortress of Solitude (Public Theater, Lortel nomination). Regional: ink at The Kennedy Center (2017 world premiere), Bella: An American Tall Tale (AUDELCO Award) and Stagger Lee (Dallas Theater Center), Blood Quilt (Arena Stage), Cabin in the Sky and Jonathan Larson’s Tick, Tick…BOOM! (New York City Center Encores!) starring Lin-Manuel Miranda. Company: Camille A. Brown & Dancers. Awards: Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, Princess Grace Statue Award, Jacob’s Pillow, Guggenheim Fellowship, Bessie Award, USA Fellow, Doris Duke Artist, TED Fellow. www.camilleabrown.org

DARRYL ARCHIBALD (Music Director)

The Color Purple (2015 Broadway revival tour), Motown The Musical (Broadway, national tour), Wicked (Pantages Theater, substitute conductor), Memphis (Broadway tour), Dreamgirls (national tour, associate conductor); Disney’s The Lion King (Broadway tour, vocal coach/assistant conductor), Dear World (Valley Performing Arts Center), Jonathan Dove’s Innocence (Banff Centre and Manhattan Theatre Club); Two By Two, How To Succeed…, The Fantasticks, Once On This Island, Li’l Abner (Reprise), Great Expectations, My Fair Lady, 1776, Camelot, and Forever Plaid (Utah Shakespeare Festival), A Hollywood Holiday Celebration (ABC), The Fountain Show and Christmas Trolley Show (LA’s The Grove).